Amitriptyline is used for treating depression. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. How tricyclic antidepressants are thought to increase the activity of certain chemicals in the brain (norepinephrine, serotonin), which help improve mood.
Use Amitriptyline as directed by your doctor.
- Amitriptyline may be taken with food or on an empty stomach.
- Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Amitriptyline.
- Amitriptyline may take up to 30 days to control symptoms of depression. Continue using Amitriptyline even if you feel well. Do not miss any dose.
- If you miss a dose of Amitriptyline, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Amitriptyline.
Store Amitriptyline at room temperature, below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Amitriptyline out of the reach of children and away from pets.